"You don't have to shoot me," says the young lion. "I will be your rug and I will lie in front of your fireplace and I won't move a muscle and you can sit on me and toast all the marshmallows you want. I love marshmallows."
But the hunter will not listen to reason, so what is there for a young lion to do? After eating up the hunter, Lafcadio takes the gun home and practices and practices until he becomes the world's greatest sharpshooter.
Now dressed in starched collars and fancy suits, and enjoying all the marshmallows he wants, Lafcadio is pampered and admired wherever he goes. But is a famous, successful, and admired lion a happy lion? Or is he a lion at all?
Told and drawn with wit and gusto, Shel Silverstein's modern fable speaks not only to children but to us all!
Shel is so awesome. I read it to the cat with the same name. I should have a kid. I'll call him lion.Published 3 days ago by A. Wolfe
Excellent kids' book. Buy minature marshmallows before you read it out loud.Published 15 days ago by Glenda
this was bought as a gift for a friend's recent baby shower; the idea being in lieu of cards, folks might bring their own, favorite, childhood book (i thought the idea was... Read morePublished 3 months ago by rw24
I love this book!
I'm ask to read this again and again to my children! of course I will. always. xoxo
She got this for Easter and was probably more excited than for the candy! Gotta love Shel Silverstein. Definitely recommend!Published 5 months ago by Melissa
This an early Silverstein and if he had not become well-known for other things I doubt anyone would have published it. Poor concept, poor drawings, not worth my time or money.Published 5 months ago by The Open Mind
This is a fun book by a favorite author, Shel Silverstien, I would have never found this for my collection without Amazon at least not in this condition. It was perfect !Published 5 months ago by Shaun Paine
I love all of Shel Silverstein's books! This one is a favorite of mine. I bought this copy for my 5 year old grandson. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Emma Burleson
Prompt, as Stated, Pleased
Difficult to find locally.
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